Edward Wolff, New York University, US wrote: ‘The Handbook of Innovation and Service will become a standard reference volume in the fields of the economics of services and the economics of innovation in the ensuing years. Its contributors, including Faïz Gallouj, William Baumol, Jean Gadrey, and Pascal Petit, are among the major thinkers in both these field.’
This Handbook brings together 49 international specialists to address an issue of increasing importance for the world’s post-industrial economies; innovation as it relates to services.
Contemporary economies have two fundamental characteristics. Firstly, they are service economies in as much as services account for more than 70 per cent of the wealth and jobs in most developed countries. Secondly, they are innovation economies as recent decades have seen an unprecedented development of scientific, technological, organisational and social innovations.
This Handbook expertly links these two major characteristics in order to investigate the role of innovation in services, an issue that until now has been inadequately explored and one that poses many theoretical and operational challenges. This comprehensive volume encompasses the views of eminent scholars from a range of disciplines including economics, management, sociology and geography, and draws on a number of different analytical and methodological perspectives.
With its multi-disciplinary approach this Handbook will be an invaluable reference source for academics and students in the fields of economics, management and the geography of services and innovation. Public authorities and managers in the service sector will also find this book fascinating.
C. Antonelli, A. Barcet, W.J. Baumol, K. Blind, J. Bröchner, J.R. Bryson, J.A. Camacho, P. Daniels, P. den Hertog, F. Djellal, B. Edvardsson, R. Evangelista, E. Fairhurst, O. Furrer, J. Gadrey, F. Gallouj, M. García-Goñi, L. Green, A. Gustafsson, D. Harrisson, C. Hipp, J. Howells, F.M. Hull, J.-L. Klein, P. Kristensson, P. Leduc Browne, S. Lenfle, P.-Y. Léo, S. Massini, C. Midler, I. Miles, M. Miozzo, M.-C. Monnoyer-Longé, P.P. Patrucco, P. Petit, J. Philippe, M. Rodriguez, F. Rossi, L. Rubalcaba, M. Savona, J. Sundbo, J. Tidd, M. Toivonen, A. Trigo, X. Vence, P. Windrum, L. Wittel, D. Wójcik, P. Wood
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